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  • seandocherty2005
    Thanks for your information, its much appreciated and exactly what I was looking for. Regards, Sean ... story ... it ... french
    Message 1 of 3 , Feb 28, 2008
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      Thanks for your information, its much appreciated and exactly what I
      was looking for.

      Regards,

      Sean

      --- In African_Arts@yahoogroups.com, Ann Porteus <ann@...> wrote:
      >
      > Thank you Vero,
      > I also have an unusual skull. Different, mine is Chumba, but this
      > article is very interesting.
      > I use Google translate which is an automatic service. Some of the
      > translation is a little strange but it is easy to work out the
      story
      > line.
      > http://translate.google.com/translate_t?langpair=fr|en
      > This is an example. Translation of the first par:
      >
      > Automatically translated text:
      > A little over twenty-1968, I believe,
      > Arrived at the Musée de l'Homme in Paris and among
      > Parisian antique skulls of monkeys (cynocéphale,
      > Gorilla, chimpanzee and lemur) wrapped in rattan
      > Gléné (1). These objects, hitherto unheard of, just
      > From the coastline of Congo-Brazzaville (Republic
      > The Congo), but no details or ethnic
      > Ethnographic not followed them. As a first
      > Meanwhile, the curiosity was high and many fans.
      > The reaction did not take wait, artisans Congolese
      > Began to work and copies poured so much
      > That even the authentic pieces were decreed
      > False and that some "experts" did not hesitate to claim
      > That this type of object had no real traditional,
      > It was invented by a whole piece
      > European.
      > The first objects came in the form
      > A skull, the dog often impressive, totally
      > Wrapped in a woven often artistically
      > Directed and ovoid shape, the face being released,
      > Orifices eyes, nose and mouth creating a dramatic effect
      > Intense.
      > Sometimes, parts of the skull were surmodelées
      > And the red and white clay and medicine
      > Can be added.
      >
      > Have a great day
      > ann
      >
      >
      > On 28/02/2008, at 7:04 AM, Veronique Martelliere wrote:
      >
      > >
      > > ... called a "Bumba".
      > >
      > > Bonjour, Sean,
      > > Coincidentally, we had a short discussion about Bumba skulls,
      > > lately on a french discussion group.
      > > The skull belongs (or used to belong) to an ape. It is said that
      it
      > > is used for justice but also for healing procedures.
      > > If you can read french, here are documents that one of the
      french
      > > group-members gave us.
      > > If you can't read french, i could write a summary in english, if
      > > you wish - and if you give me the time to do it !.
      > > Vero
      > >
      > > Never miss a thing. Make Yahoo your homepage.
      > >
      > > 
      >
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